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CRICKET: PENN'S FIRST ORGANIZED SPORT
1864 Team

Photograph of Charles Eldridge Mordan, A.B. 1864, captain of Penn's first intercollegiate cricket teamSummary:

This cricket team played Penn's first intercollegiate cricket match. The match was against Haverford College, and was played at Haverford College. Penn was defeated by a score of eighty-nine runs to sixty runs. Horace Magee was the standout on the Penn team, scoring twenty of his team's sixty runs.

 

Team members included:

  • Charles Eldridge Morgan (1844-1917), A.B. 1864, captain
  • William Samuel Armstrong (1846-1868), A.B. 1865
  • William Ashbridge (1846-1884), M.D. 1867
  • Frederick Williamson Beasley Jr. (1845-1871), A.B. 1866
  • Cadwalader Evans (1847-1880), A.B. 1866
  • Isaac Minis Hays (1847-1925), A.B. 1866
  • Francis J. Collins Headman (died 1931), Class of 1866
  • John White Hoffman (1847-1910), A.B. 1865
  • Horace Magee (1846-1912), A.B. 1865
  • Thomas Mitchell (1845-1909), A.B. 1865
  • John Buck Morgan (1847-1919), A.B. 1866
  • Walter George Oakman (1845-1922), A.B. 1864
  • Henry Reed (1846-1896), A.B. 1865
  • John Clark Sims (1845-1901), A.B. 1865
  • Newcomb Butler Thompson (1850-1922), A.B. 1867

 

This page, created in February 2006, is based on research and writing by Seth S. Tannenbaum and Clifton R. Hood